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Women in Chaidari

Ilektra was the first female prisoner in Chaidari. She arrived on the 7th December 1943 and was closed
into Room 11 of Block 15. Gradually, there were more women, Christian and Jewish, which were placed in Room 29 of the same Block. Among them was Iro Konstantopoulou. In January, the women prisoners were transferred to Block 11 and two months later to Block 6. The first execution that included women took place on the 2nd May 1944. Among the Chaidari prisoners was Lela Karagianni, which had been into isolation and was subsequently executed on the 8th of September 1944 at Daphni, in the area of the Diomedeian Garden today. It is estimated that there were over 300 Christian and 2500 Jewish women held in Chaidari. Very few of the Jews, about 20, were able to be liberated, mainly the ones that had a mixed marriage or under foreign nationality.
31 Christians were executed, while 161 were sent as hostages to Germany.

Ilektra was the first female prisoner in Chaidari. She arrived on the 7th December 1943 and was closed
into Room 11 of Block 15. Gradually, there were more women, Christian and Jewish, which were placed in Room 29 of the same Block. Among them was Iro Konstantopoulou. In January, the women prisoners were transferred to Block 11 and two months later to Block 6. The first execution that included women took place on the 2nd May 1944. Among the Chaidari prisoners was Lela Karagianni, which had been into isolation and was subsequently executed on the 8th of September 1944 at Daphni, in the area of the Diomedeian Garden today. It is estimated that there were over 300 Christian and 2500 Jewish women held in Chaidari. Very few of the Jews, about 20, were able to be liberated, mainly the ones that had a mixed marriage or under foreign nationality.
31 Christians were executed, while 161 were sent as hostages to Germany.